March 27, 2022
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I continue to be stunned by the level of deadness that most people consider normal and seem to be content to live with. It had been more than a year since Diane and Ted first came to see me for counseling. As with most marriages, the real issues...

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March 24, 2022
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Things are not what they were meant to be. East of Eden, we have kept moving east and come all the way ’round, finding the garden utterly lost and cruelly unrecognizable. We were all born into this world. We came in gasping for air, and we are...

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March 22, 2022
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There is the joy of having someone save a place for us. We walk into a crowded room at church or at a dinner party and someone across the way waves us over, pointing to a chair he's held on to especially for us. For a moment we feel a sense of...

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March 21, 2022
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Consider the natural human longing to be loved and admired, how deep it runs in you. It is practically an aching abyss. Remember how rare it is for love and admiration to come to any soul in this jealous world. Now, add to this poverty the...

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March 19, 2022
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

 

 

[John]  A man faces many forks in the road as he journeys through his life — each choice...

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March 16, 2022
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Francis of Assisi was called “the second Christ” because his life was so totally given over to expressing the life of Jesus. What can we learn from this man devoted like no other? “As Saint Francis did not love humanity but men, so he did not...

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March 14, 2022
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.

 

 

I encourage you to risk dreaming and writing your dreams down. Once you get started, you’ll find there are...

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March 12, 2022
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God is rewriting my story. My story is his story, really, and one day he will tell it in all of its hidden splendor. I will get to hear his take on my days, his perception on what was going on underneath and behind the scenes. He will share with...

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March 10, 2022
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The man possessed by many demons asked Jesus, “Why are You interfering with me?” You know the answer. It’s the same one He has for you. Because He loved him. And He loves you. 


If we are to find healing and true joy, we need to lean...

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March 09, 2022
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Be very careful how you interpret “unanswered prayer.” Our hearts are so vulnerable in these moments. It’s just too easy to lose heart. The conclusions come rushing in — God isn’t listening; he doesn’t care; I’m not faithful enough; prayer...

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March 05, 2022
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Every woman can tell you about her wound; some came with violence, others came with neglect. Just as every little boy is asking one question, every little girl is, as well. But her question isn’t so much about her strength. No, the deep cry of a...

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February 27, 2022
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We live in a larger story. This is not the land of the white picket fences with a chicken in every pot. We don’t live in Oz or the Kansas of its wizard. There is an incredibly good ending to our story, but it often isn’t on this side of eternity...

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February 22, 2022
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Beauty is transcendent. It is our most immediate experience of the eternal. Think of what it's like to behold a gorgeous sunset or the ocean at dawn. Remember the ending of a great story. We yearn to linger, to experience it all our days...

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February 17, 2022
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.

 

 

Most little girls at some point dream of living in a fairy tale. The big surprise when we grow up is not that...

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February 16, 2022
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In order to recognize a lie, we need to know the truth. Experts in counterfeit money don’t spend their time studying counterfeits. They study the real currency. In the same way, to engage in the spiritual battle raging around us, we don’t shift...

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February 11, 2022
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The book "Killing Lions" is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

 

[Sam]   I feel like I blunder into success as much as I blunder into downfalls. That Susie really values...

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February 10, 2022
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This is a love story, dear friends. God is love, the apostle John tells us, and then he says it again so that we don’t forget, “God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God” (1 John 4:16). Love is the single most defining quality of...

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February 07, 2022
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For above all else, the Christian life is a love affair of the heart. It cannot be lived primarily as a set of principles or ethics. It cannot be managed with steps and programs. It cannot be lived exclusively as a moral code leading to...

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February 02, 2022
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Waiting can be an experience of emptiness. Our hands are empty. Our desires unfulfilled. Our hearts feel empty as well. 


George MacDonald described it this way: 


 ’Tis hard for man to rouse his spirit up—
 It is...

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January 29, 2022
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If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. A canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus without loss to itself [it shares] its...

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